Living in a Cathedral City

If you take a look at my social media bios, you’ll see I bounce between London (the best place in the world) and Canterbury for university. The main and probably only attraction of Canterbury for non-students is that it’s a Cathedral city. Although you might not think it, things happen slightly different in a cathedral city compared to a non-cathedral (normal) city. 

The main difference is the cathedral bells. Back in London we have youths whipping around blaring their music; in Canterbury, we have the cathedral bells. Some find it peaceful and reassuring, others (hung over students) find it torture in the morning. I’m sure there’s a pattern to the bells but sometimes they just ring non-stop… 



The views are great; if you like scaffolding…
You can see the cathedral from almost any place in Canterbury and even go for a nice stroll around the grounds; but recently it’s more scaffolding then brick. I feel selfish for wanting it to be untouched because it’s really instagramable, but it’s a really old building so it’s necessary.

The Christmas carol festival is a BIG deal!
I’m one for a celebrating Christmas non-stop but in Canterbury, the festival is you hear about during the buildup to the 25th - even on campus with disinterested students! The tickets are surprisingly hot and hard to come - I’m surprised I haven’t given into ‘fomo’ and gone… 

Regardless of all this bizarreness, you end up loving the Cathedral and become oddly over protective of it.
Someone calls it a stupid building so you call them stupid, and so on…

Canterbury is nice but I’m a city boy and this is by no means a city - more of a Cathedral town…

Until next time,

Mario El :p